Sunday, January 18, 2009

Body by Mark

For Christmas dad bought me 10 sessions with a personal trainer at my request. ( that part is important) I have no dreams of being a supermodel, but healthy is my goal. I am out of shape and seem to have a hard time getting motivated to move. I have the slug syndrome. So Friday was my first session. I arrived at Mark's house at 8am...he lives in the neighborhood, how convenient...his living room is set up like a gym with a huge of workout station. We spend 30 seconds on my goals and he puts me to work...I'm thinking he not really interested in my goals, he has a plan. Two minutes into the workout I am wondering why I asked for this. Maybe being a slug is not such a bad way to spend your life. He keeps asking throughout the workout if I was ok? I lied and said yes. He's a nice guy...pushes a bit and keeps me on track. He cranked up the music and we worked...let me rephrase...I worked my buns off. I get in the car with my muscles totally fatigued. Pushing in the clutch was difficult. I go home walk up the stairs...ha that was interesting.
Saturday I thought I had never experienced such pain from a workout. I was sore all over. I had taken arnica, rubbed down with arnica, took a bath in baking soda and salt and tried to stay active. When I sat down and tried to get up I paid for it. I planned my trips up stairs. I decided dad and Mark must have gotten their wires crossed and he signed me up for the torture session instead of the get healthy session. Interesting thing in all this, my hip is not hurting for the first time in weeks. He stretched me out pretty good. I didn't know my knees could still touch my ears.
My next session is Tuesday. I figure he schedules it that way so that you have forgotten the pain and you are able to walk into his torture chamber by then. Funny thing is we didn't do anything that I hadn't done before. All the forms of torture were familiar to me.
Better go for now...I think I am hearing frozen rain outside...need to go check.
Mom Linda

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It was great to see Jay Alan at church last night. I think marriage is agreeing with him! We are having a cold day here, but promises of sunshine later. I am going to my first tia chi class of this year today. Gill is working. Life is good. That was a beautiful picture of Jennifer. Way to go girl! Love MaMaPat

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Dream

Since opening the birth center, one of our dreams has been for it to be bigger than us. We invited other midwives to deliver there in hopes that more and more women would have wonderful birth experiences. Today one of the local midwives delivered her first baby at the center. I was so pleased and feel it is the beginning of a very nice relationship.
She called me a little after 7 am to let me know she was there with her client and asked if I would be the second midwife. I arrived a little before 8 am. Everything was set up and mom was laboring well in the tub. This was her fifth baby, but the first out of hospital birth experience. She delivered a beautiful, healthy baby a bit after 9 am. The couple was so appreciative of the experience. They liked not being ordered around and told what to do. She said she felt better after this delivery than any other and the baby was so peaceful and calm, unlike their other babies. It was such a good feeling to have been a part of it.
My hope is this will happen more and more often as others hear of the center.


Just teaching Leslie how to upload pictures. I think she has it now! Wow, Jennifer you look great!.....glowing :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone. We played 80's Trivial Pursuit with Nela and a couple from church. It was fun and the girls won. That makes it even better. Nothing else exciting is happening. I tried to put a picture in but I couldn't do it. Linda will have to show me again.

Talk to you soon.

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a happy and safe new year. We had a very quite one but did see the ball fall in New York. Papa's pain is not nearly as bad as it was. I am decreasing the narcotics and he will only have the patch. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
Mama Diane